RACE UPDATE...Friday 4:50 PM
The Seashore Strider Team has made the decision that the Valentine Day 5k will be postponed until Sunday, February 21, 2016 @ 10 a.m. from the same location at Cape Henlopen State Park.
-The windchill temp at set-up will be -5 degrees
-The windchill temp at registration will be -3 degrees
-The windchill temp at race start will be 0 degrees
This does not take into account the additional wind off the water, which could lower it by another 10 degrees. Just not a good situation all around and as my high school coach told me today..."why take the chance in this situation- there are 150 races a year in this area- if they can't make next weekend they will find another. Safety of the runners has to come first."
Runners that have signed up have 3 options:
1. Transfer their race entry to next year's race which will be on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017
2. Transfer their race entry to a future Seashore Strider event of equal value
3. Stay where you are and we will see you on the starting line on Sunday, February 21, 2016.
* If you want to take advantage of option #1 or #2 please email me at email@example.com and I will honor it.
The online registration will re-open by 5:30 tonight and will remain open for more registrations until Friday, February 19th, 2016.
As of right now we have 76 runners registered and I have 120 t-shirts. If I get a spike in registration this weekend I can order more next Tuesday and have them by the weekend.
I thank all my safety friends that spoke to me in the last 24 hours, as well as all the friends I have reached out to for their thoughts. I thank all the FB comments (mostly all positive & supportive) that I received from the runners in the area.
Thank You for your support in this decision and the Seashore Striders hope to see you soon.
Seashore Strider Race Director
PS...FYI...Sunday's weather for Feb. 21, 2016 is 48 degrees & mostly sunny!
Seashore Strider Event Production, Inc. produces over Sixty events throughout the Delaware & Maryland Eastern Shore, while assisting many non-profit organizations through their fundraising efforts as we produce their event. As you race off of our starting line on the Eastern Shore, be proud that you are helping raise thousands of dollars for charities & scholarships through our events. Have a great run and don't forget our slogan: "Running & Racing at the Beach".
Join us for a run in Delaware!
Race Director: Tim Bamforth- Seashore Strider Event, Production, Inc., e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email Tim @ email@example.com or Call our HOTLINE: (302) 644-8952 for race details, directions and event changes.
See you at the Starting Line.